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Now - TFN..."Fundraiser for Frieda"...Frieda is a four year-old bulldog mix who’s stolen the hearts of everyone at AuSable Valley Animal Shelter. Frieda needs critical surgery on both of her back legs. Without surgery, Frieda’s life will be one of constant discomfort and pain. The AuSable Valley Animal Shelter has launched this Go Fund Me page with a goal to raise money to cover Frieda’s surgery. Donate
Pre-order now for the Annual Geranium Sale, Friday, May 20th at St. Ignace In-Bloom Greenhouse. $5each. Proceeds go to the Activities Fund at Evergreen Living Center. To order: (906) 328-0006.
Register now for the 12th Annual Putt ‘n Fore Pets  Golf Outing June 11th at the Grayling Country Club. Limited space. Benefits the AuSable Valley Animal Shelter. Info: 989-348-4117
Now-Aug 26th…Friday Night Music Series every Friday 7-10p at Claude Shannon Park – Gaylord. Bring your own chair. *No music July 15. Info:
Week of May 15
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Northern Lakes Community Mental Health and North Country Community Mental Health present a series of FREE virtual education webinars each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon-1pm thru May 26th. To register or from more information visit or
Registration is open for the next SafeTalk Training class Monday, May 23 8:45a-12:15p at Hampton Inn - Gaylord. Learn life saving skills in suicide alertness. Info: 231-675-5047
Now- June3…The Exceptional Riders Program in Harbor Springs is in need of volunteers that can spend an hour or two walking beside the riders. If you can help, call Barbara at 231-838-3362
Now-June 4…Old Town Playhouse presents “Chicago”, recurring weekly Thurs-Sat 7:30p. Adults $28, under 18 $15. Info:
May 19-21…Little Traverse Civic Theatre presents “Into the Woods” Thurs-Sat 7p, Sun 2pm. Adults $25, student 18 & under $10. E. Mitchell St – Petoskey. Info:


May 18…Ride of Silence 6:30-8pm, begins and ends in the Harbor Springs City parking lot at the Harbormaster. 8 mile, family friendly, slow roll. Honors cyclists that were killed or injured in car accidents and raises awareness of safe cycling. Info:


May 18…16th Ride of Silence 6p starting at The Filling Station-Traverse City. This ride honors the many cyclists who have been injured or killed on the roadways of America. Info:


May 20…Annual Zoo-De-Mackinac. Harbor Springs to Mackinaw City bike ride. Info:


May 20…Movie Night at Gaylord High School 7pm featuring “The Sandlot”. Bring a blanket or chair, no outside food-concessions on site. $7 adults/$5 students. Proceeds benefit the Karing Home Youth Project. Info: 989-448-6654


May 20…Fight the Fight Within at Don’s Drive-In in Traverse City. 11a-9p, Don’s will be donating 10% of sales to support 22 2 NONE, helping raise awareness and support for Veteran suicide programs. Info:


May 20-21…Buckley Old Engine Show/Spring Swap Meet – Buckley. Tractors, steam equipment, engines, antique car parts, flea market. Info: 231-499-6574


May 21…Alanson Community Outdoor Arts & Craft Fair 9a-5p on US 31. Info:


May 21…Brave Hearts Estate is looking for volunteers to help plant 600 trees around the estate starting at 9am. Info: 231-539-7111


May 21…The Alpencar Show 10-2p at the Otsego County Sportsplex – Gaylord. Free admission. Benefits the Gaylord Alpenfest. Info:


May 21-June 21…Michael’s Place 21 Mile Challenge. Choose your adventure: Walk, bike, paddle, run or mix & match! Free t-shirt for participants registered by April 29th. Kick off event May 21 11-1 at Hull Park – Traverse City. Michael’s Place provides greif services to the community. Info:


May 21…Grand opening of the Charlevoix Dog Park 10-noon. Ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by the All Things Dog Expo. Info: 231-547-3253


May 21…Stroll for Epilepsy 10am Clinch Park – Traverse City. Pre-Registration is available until May 19 at 11:59pm. Day-of registration is available for In-Person Strollers who miss the deadline for an additional fee, as long as that Stroll is not sold out. Pre-Registration Fees - Virtual & In-Person Adult Strollers (Ages 12+): $25. Virtual & In-Person Child Strollers (Ages 2 -11): $15. Virtual & In-Person Infant Strollers (Ages 1 & under): Free. Info:


May 21…Kiwanis Club food drive 10-4p at the History Center – Cheboygan. Accepting non-perishable food items, personal hygiene/toiletries, baby supplies and cash. Info: 


May 21…Spring Carnival 3-6p at Ellsworth Community Park. Games, food, bounce house, prizes, face painting. Info: 231-588-2208


May 22..Benefit for Ed Rocheleau (battling pancreatic cancer) starts at 2pm at 5152 Owens Rd – Cheboygan. Silent auction, raffles, cake walk, mystery bag sale, food by donation. Info: 231-818-0529


May 22…Crushing Cancer Olympic Style 1-4pm at Boyne Valley Vineyards-Petoskey. Enjoy a walk through the beautiful trails completing tasks and finding items as you go, similar to a Scavenger Hunt. Event will begin and end at Boyne Valley Vineyards. Live music. $20 per peron or $70 per team of 4. Prizes will be awarded for first and second places as well as assorted door prizes and Silent Auction. Proceeds to benefit the Chain of Lakes Relay For Life and Walloon Lakes Conservancy. Info: 231-675-2492


May 22…Trivia Night Fundraiser for Reining Liberty Ranch 6-8:30pm at Short’s Brewing Company Pull Barn – Elk Rapids. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. "ROUND UP SOME BUCKS" for Mental Health Awareness! Trivia begins at 6:00, come early for a bite to eat from the Pull Barns food truck Alley Cat's. Trivia is $5 per person with 4 to 6 person teams. $1 from each pint sold during the event will be donated to Reining Liberty Ranch. Info: 231-735-6347


May 22…Benefit Spaghetti Dinner 1-5p at the Black River Full Gospel Church in Cheboygan. Proceeds to help the family of Kaiden Wollangur who is suffering from life threatening surgical complications. Silent auction. Donations can be made through Venmo by searching Kaiden-donations. Info: 231-818-9266


May 22…Jordan Valley Community Band Spring Concert 3pm at East Jordan Middle/High School.


May 25…Spring into Wellness Fair 1-3p at the Charlevoix County Shirley Roloff Center-Charlevoix. Local groups with community resources will be on hand. Info:


May 27…Spring Cleaning Sale 8a-5p at the Cheboygan Public Library. With a variety of items including furniture, household goods and books. Proceed support the library. Info:


May 27-28…Made in Cheboygan Summer Craft Show Fri noon-7p Sat 10-5p Washington Park. Info:


May 27 – Sept 30…Friday Night Fireworks in Mackinaw City at dusk – weather permitting.


May 27-29…Cherry Capital Comic Con at the Grand Traverse Resort-Acme. Fri 5-8p, sat 10-6p, sun 11-5p. Comic book creators, exhibitors, Artist’s Alley, collectibles, costume contest and more. Info:


May 28…Strolling into Summer – City of Gaylord Centennial Celebration 11a-3:30p downtown. Pop-up art, live music, farmer’s market, family activities and more. Info:


May 28…Native American Festival at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture-St. Ignace. Dances, food, artistry and more. Info:


May 28…Arts & Craft Fair 10-4p downtown Elk Rapids.


May 28…25th Anniversary “Cars in the Park” – Northport. Show opens at 10am, with awards at 3pm. Info:


May 28…Family Fun Day 9a-4p at Lake Ann Camp. Tour the grounds, horse carriage rides, disc golf, pontoon boat rides, and more. $5 person. Info:


May 28…Bayshore Marathon 7a-1p starting at Northwestern Michigan College, finishing at TC Central High School. 10K, half marathon & full marathon. Info:


May 28…Celebrate Arbor Day 11a-2p Kiwanis Park-Harbor Springs. Free White Pine seedlings, arts & crafts, tree climbing, trail clean-up, free hot dogs/chips/cookies. Info: 231-526-2104


May 28…Salvation Army is hosting a huge home and décor sale from 10-3p at the Salvation Army Community Center on Barlow St. – Traverse City. Large selection of new merchandise, benefits local programs. Info: 231-946-4644


May 28-30…Colonial Michilimackinac Pageant – Mackinaw City.


May 29…5K Fun Run/Walk 9:30-11a at Bayfront Park – Petoskey. This is a fundraiser for Brave Hearts Estate in Pellston. $35 registration fee. Info: 231-539-7111


May 30…Memorial Day Parade & Breakfast. Breakfast takes place at the American Legion from 7-9am, parade at the waterfront at 10am – Harbor Springs. Info:


May 30…Memorial Day Ceremony – Boyne City. Memorial Day Procession will leave the American Legion Post @ 11:45 AM. Proceed North on Lake Street to the Veterans Memorial Park where the Memorial Day Observance will take place starting at 12:00PM (+-). Info:


May 30…Memorial Day Parade 9am downtown Mancelona. Info:


June 2-5…66th Annual Mancelona Bass Festival. Car show, entertainment, carnival, flea market,

parade and more! Info:


June 3-Aug 26…Movies in the Park at Dark every Friday 9-11p Pennsylvania Park – Petoskey. Info:


June 3-12…74th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival. Info:


June 4…Empire Asparagus Festival. 5K Walk/Run, recipe contest, food, children’s magic show, live music and more. Info:


June 4…Boyne Art in the Park 9a-4p at Veterans Park – Boyne City. Info:


June 4…Hard Hats and Hope Brunch 10:30a-1p at the K of C Hall – Cheboygan. Benefits Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity. Brunch, silent auction, she-shed raffle and more. $20 adults, $10 kids 12 & under. Info:


June 4…Mackinac Animal Aid Assoc. Garage sale 9a-4p at Little Bear East Arena-St. Ignace. All proceed benefit homeless animals. Info: 906-298-1668


June 5…7th Annual Blessing of the Bikers at the Salvation Army –Petoskey. 3p registration, 3:30 blessing, 4:15 ride the tunnel of trees, 6:15 cookout. Event will be cancelled if it rains. Info: 231-3447-3531


June 9…Charlevoix Summer Open House 4-8pm downtown. Giveaways, refreshments, activities, music and more. Info:


June 10…2nd Annual Mackinaw City Rally on the Straits 10a-11p at Conkling Heritage Park.


June 10-11…Red, White & Blue Collar Festival downtown Mio starting at 4pm. Live music, cornhole tournaments, lumberjack shows, beer tent, car show and more. Info: (989) 826-8181


June 11-12…Michigan Free Fishing Weekend


Jun 11…CAST for Kids 8a-2p at Major City Park - downtown Cheboygan, for kids with special needs. Ages 5-18 welcome, must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch provided for families and volunteers. Info: 248-240-4075


June 11…Bee, Butterfly & Fish, Oh My! Free fun for kids at the Cheboygan Children’s Trail. Story walk, face painting, scavenger hunt, and more. Info:


June 11. Leland Wine & Food Festival noon-6pm at the Leland Lodge. Wine, food, fun! Info:


June 11…Summer Craft Show 9a-4p at the Emmet County Fairgrounds – Petoskey. Jewelry, home goods, good, and more. Info: 231-348-5479


June 11…Highland Fest 11-6 at Little Bear East Arena-St. Ignace. Includes traditional Scottish Highland games including Caber Toss, Hammer, Sheaf, and Stone Games. There will be live music, beer tent, food trucks, and Clan Row providing historical info on Scottish clans and lineage. Tickets will be available at the gate, entry is $5 for adults, kids under 10 are free. Info: 906-643-8717


June 12…Mackinaw City Motorcycle Rally “Bike Show & Audio Competition” in the Star Line Parking Lot – Mackinaw City. Onsite registration only 10a-noon. Bike judging begins at 12:30; audio competition starts at 1pm. Info: 269-883-6677


June 16-Aug 25…Every Thursday 3-8p live music in Washington Park –Cheboygan. Yard games, family fun. Bring a chair or blanket. If raining, moves to Festival Square. Info:


June 18…Free concert for Veterans and their families at Turtle Creek Stadium 5:30-10p. Features Creedence Revived. Proof of Veteran status must be presented to obtain tickets. Info:


June 19…Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast 9a-1a at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga. Free. Info: 231-330-2854


June 19…Alden Strawberry Festival noon-4p at Alden Depot Park. Info:


June 22…Benefit Spaghetti/Lasagna Dinner 4:30-6:30p at the Knights of Columbus Hall – Cheboygan. Suggested donation $10. Carry out available. Info: 231-420-8153


June 23-26…St. Ignace Car Show Weekend. Info:


June 25-26…Charlevoix Summer Art Show – East Park. Sat 10-5, Sun 10-3. Info:


June 26…6th Annual Brave Hearts 5K Color Run at Brave Hearts Estate-Pellston. Registration 9a, run 10a. $20 person. Info:248-437-3130


June 28, July 12 & July 26…Free Outdoor Movies in the Park 9:30-11p – Zorn Park, Harbor Springs. Bring a blanket or chair. Info:


June 30 – Aug 25…Street Musique – Downtown Harbor Springs. Live music every Thursday! Info: harborsprings


July 2…Christmas in July 10-6p bells will be ringing for the Salvation Army at the following locations: Petoskey: Oleson's, Louie's, Big Lots, Chamber of Commerce; Harbor Springs: IGA; Boyne City: Louie's; Charlevoix: Oleson's; Eastport: Eastport Market; Central Lake: Village Market; Elk Rapids: Village Market. Volunteers needed. Info:



Now - TFN..."Fundraiser for Frieda"...Frieda is a four year-old bulldog mix who’s stolen the hearts of everyone at AuSable Valley Animal Shelter. Picked up as a stray in late 2021, Frieda needs critical surgery on both of her back legs to allow her to live the wonderful life she deserves. Without surgery, Frieda’s life will be one of constant discomfort and pain. The AuSable Valley Animal Shelter has launched this Go Fund Me page with a goal to raise money to cover Frieda’s surgery. Donate here:


TFN…Harbor Light Community Chapel of Harbor Springs is collecting cans and bottle returns to help the less fortunate at 8220 Clayton Rd. All bottles and cans should be left next to our central trash bin in the main parking lot. Info: 231.347.5001 


Every Monday and Wednesday from noon-1pm Free Food Market is open in the parking lot of the Salvation Army Community Center on Barlow-Traverse City. Info:


TFN…The St. Thomas food pantry is open on a drive-thru basis every Monday 10a-1pm. Bring photo ID with current Cheboygan address, proof of household income and proof of address for all household residents. 332 Western Ave. Info: 231-627-3167


TFN…The Acme Christian Thrift Store is in need of volunteers 3-5p any day Tues-Sat. Info: 231-267-3002


Now-TFN…Hospice of Michigan is available to help families in need of compassionate hospice care for a loved one. Call 888-247-5701 or visit


TFN…The Cheboygan Rec Center is open on Monday and Wednesday for boys and Tues/Thurs for girls from 5:30-8pm. High school and adults 8pm-10:30pm. Must wear mask at all times.


TFN- The Northern Care Center is a medical clinic for those uninsured or underinsured. Patients are seen on Tuesday afternoon/evenings. Located at W State Street, Cheboygan. You need to wear a mask and when you come to the parking lot you need to call the clinic, first come first seen. They also have vouchers for product at Goodwill and personal hygiene products for those in need. Please knock on the door for product. Please call with any questions 231-333-3019.


TFN… Cheboygan County Veterans host a coffee hour the 4th Wednesday of the month, 9:00 a.m. at the American Legion - VFW Post on State Street, Cheboygan. Coffee provided by McDonald's and donuts courtesy of Family Fare.


Now-Memorial Day Weekend…Every Saturday - Cheboygan Indoor Farmers Market 10-1p at 504 Division St. Info:


Memorial Weekend – Oct 29…Every Wed & Sat 8a-1p Farmer’s Market at Festival Square – Cheboygan. Info:


Now – Oct 30…Interlochen Farmers Market 9a-2p Interlochen Corners. Info: 231-378-4488


May 7-Oct 29…Wednesday & Saturday Sara hardy Downtown Farmers Market. Wed 8a-noon, Sat 7:30a-noon. Info:


May 20-Oct 14…Bellaire Farmers Market at the ASI Community Center & Park. Info:


May 27-Sept 30…Every Friday 8:30a-1p Farmer’s Market downtown Petoskey. Info:

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